First Foundation Bank Promotes Berry to Director of Commercial Banking

On April 8, Irvine, California-based First Foundation Bank announced the promotion of Michael Berry to senior vice president/director of commercial banking. He will lead the commercial banking production team as well as manage the corporate banking, commercial banking, small business and public finance teams. First Foundation Bank’s holding company, First Foundation Inc., recently relocated its … Read more

Oklahoma-based Gateway Opens New Mortgage Center in Texas

Jenks, Oklahoma-based Gateway Mortgage, a division of Gateway First Bank, announced that it has opened a new mortgage center in West Texas to meet increased demand from local communities for home financing. The new mortgage center in Odessa will serve all the surrounding areas and suburbs. Gateway has more than 50 locations in Texas and … Read more

San Antonio’s Broadway Bank Expanding Footprint into Round Rock with New Loan Production Office

San Antonio-based Broadway Bank has announced the opening of a new loan production office (LPO) in Round Rock. The location will offer both business and personal loan products and services, including commercial loans, commercial real estate, business banking, private banking and mortgages. The new LPO is part of the bank’s aggressive plan for growth in … Read more

California-based First Foundation Expands into Texas with Relocation of Principal Executive Office

Irvine, California-based First Foundation Inc., a financial services company with two wholly owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Bank and First Foundation Advisors, announced its expansion into Texas with the relocation of its principal executive office to Dallas. The move to Texas aligns with First Foundation Inc.’s strategic goals of expanding into major markets and with … Read more

Absher Hired by Broadway Bank to Nurture Further Growth in Austin Market

San Antonio-based Broadway Bank recently announced the hiring of Blake Absher as executive vice president and Austin market executive to spearhead strategic growth in Central Texas. The bank  entered the market in 2012 and currently has seven locations in Austin and the surrounding area, and it’s positioned to expand services and hire more talent in 2021. Regional expansion … Read more

Louisiana-based b1 Bank Opens Frisco Office

Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based B1 Bank is opening a new branch in Frisco’s Hall Park, the city’s largest office development. According to The Dallas Morning News, the financial firm is leasing more than 6,600 square feet of offices at 3010 Gaylord Parkway. The new office is set to open early in the new year. B1 Bank already has … Read more